Welcome to my comments and insights for some of my paintings.

I hope you find them interesting. JJ

Grizzly Bear Sunrise

September 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

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This oil painting titled 'Grizzly Bear Sunrise' measures 20 x 24 inches.

The setting is a partially logged hill behind our house on the South side of Cowichan Lake.

This area used to be frequented by Black Bears and we used to them regularly.  Things have changed greatly

and it is on a very rare occasion that we see them now.

As Grizzly Bears do not reside in this area, I have exercised some artistic licence by placing one in the painting.

This painting is available for purchase for $350.                 Thank you JJ.

Green River

September 06, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

green river  -  36 x 48 inchesgreen river - 36 x 48 inches30 x 40 inches

This painting titled 'Green River' was inspired by the river of the same name but does not follow it very closely in appearances.

Green River is only a little less than 30 kilometers in length flowing out of Green Lake near Whistler B.C. in a

north-easterly direction to join the Lillooet River.

I have under painted it in acrylic and completed in oil with a UV protectant varnish. 

Measuring 30 x 40 inches and available for purchase at $580.                                    Thank you JJ.


August 14, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

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This painting titled 'Klondike' was inspired by a picture in a magazine advertising to visit the Yukon.

I was attracted to the scene for the colours and shapes on the treed background.  I have used a certain amount of

artistic licence with this painting but, the basic layout is the same.  The paddle wheeler is called 'the Spirit of the Yukon'

and is a representation of the authentic boats that tramped those water ways of times gone by.

This painting measures 47.5 x 31.5 inches, done in acrylic on canvas and is available for purchase at $580.   Thank you, JJ




emilys forest

July 31, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

emily's forest - 28 x 36 inchesemily's forest - 28 x 36 inches36 x 28 inches This is an older painting I did quite a few years back.

I have since repainted parts giving it a more 'ease of flow' design.  It was inspired by the paintings of Canadian Artist Emily Carr.  

It is not a copy of her work but rather rendition of her style, so titled 'Emily's Forest'.

Completed in acrylic paint and measuring 28 x 36 inches.  Available for purchase at $525.00


chesterman beach

July 18, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

chesterman beach 23.5 x 31.5 incheschesterman beach 23.5 x 31.5 inches

This painting started from a photo we took of Chesterman Beach in Tofino but, soon departed from that to become

a blend of that photo and thoughts of the old Spruce tree and logs on the beach on the Juan de Fuca trail at Port Renfrew.   

So a blending of the two to finish as a typical West Coast scene. 

This painting measures 23.5 x 31.5 inches, completed in oil on canvas. 

Available for purchase at $525.